Learn to Knit: Super Easy Knit Ribbed Hat
As you embark on your knitting adventures you may eventually end up at a local yarn store, more affectionately known as your LYS. What LYS is able to offer over other craft stores or online shopping is hands-on help to match the best yarn choice to your intended project,, and the confidence that your knit may be on the right track to set you up for success. We often get new knitters or loved ones looking for gift projects asking us what kit or project they should start with; a question that has as many answers as knitters you talk to!
One of our go-tos has been this beginner-friendly project that we think is the bees knees. The Super Easy Knit Ribbed Hat by CJ Designs is made with a quick knitting bulky weight yarn offering the opportunity to learn how to practice your knit and purl in the round; and if you wish includes the added challenge of knitting on double pointed needles (though it could be done on a 16-inch circular to avoid this additional new technique). It is knit in a tube and is pulled tight at the end avoiding the need to learn the additional technique of how to decrease, creating a perfect floppy toque. One of our mantras is to keep it simple; learn and perfect one techniqe at a time and this is a great starter project!
And all this comes with a free detailed step-by-step Youtube video instructions to walk you through the pattern, to boot!
Knitting made easy SUPER EASY KNIT RIBBED HAT: Uses one ball of Estelle Bulky & US15 16inch circular needles can be purchased HERE!
And don’t forget, if you order online you can leave us a note to ‘please wind’ your order from the skein so you are ready to cast-on immediately!
Another great thing about this project is that it only takes a single skein of a lovingly affordable wool blend, the Estelle Bulky. This yarn is one example we offer as an option of quality soft acrylic that both keeps the garment easily washable, soft and priced to be inclusive to shoppers on a budget. Best of all, we just doubled up on the colours in stock to include every colour currently available!
And more on beginner knit ideas can be found here.